Status: Councillor Bradley shared that a consultant has been hired to design the missing link. She met with city staff who were supportive of most of the BSKC ideas and now it’s actually getting designed, with a goal of being able to implement something as early as spring 2024. (Updated November 1, 2023)
Summary: There is currently a gap in the pathway network between the Airport Parkway and the community of Greenboro. BSKC has proposed a “missing link” project wherein a pathway would be built to connect these two areas. The project would entail a new dedicated path for cyclists on Daze Street and Cahill Drive with a protected intersection linking the two at Bank Street. The path would connect to the planned transit plaza at South Keys Station and the Greenboro neighbourhood pathway network on Albion Road. Our full rationale can be found in BSKC’s letter to the City, dated February 19, 2022.
Councillor Bradley has helped advocate for this project and received support from City staff for moving forward in the near term with a project. As a next step, Councillor Bradley asked BSKC to come up with a proposed design for the project that she can share with City staff. Our proposed designs, for both short-term and long-term, were shared with Councillor Bradley to be sent to city staff.
- In Summer 2023, BSKC hosted a community bike-and-talk, design workshop and ride of the route with Councillor Bradley and used these inputs to develop a united community vision for the corridor. The vision was developed into a short-term and long-term concept plan and submitted to Councillor Bradley, who shared it with City staff on August 30, 2023.
- BSKC hosted a design workshop to collaborate on a community-driven vision to fix the missing link on July 27, 2023 that included members of the local community associations
- BSKC members Farid and Matt hosted Councillors Bradley and Menard on a separate ride of the route on July 15, 2023
- BSKC led a community bike ride-and-chat on May 27, 2023 about improvements for the Greenboro Pathway onwards to South Keys Shopping Centre/Transit Station
- BSKC submitted a proposal to City Staff and to Councillor Deans on February 18, 2022
- Better South Keys published a blog post to our website on March 1, 2022
- BSKC hosted a Walk and Talk event at South Keys on April 23, 2022, attended by 50 community members which included a discussion on the Missing Link
- On June 7, 2022, several BSKC members met with a City of Ottawa staff member (Sam Roberts) to present the idea and better understand next-steps
- Missing Link Ride Report to Councillor Bradley (Aug 30, 2023)
- Greenboro Pathway Missing Link Conceptual Plan (Aug 30, 2023)
- Greenboro Pathway — The Missing Link – Better South Keys Centre (Feb 18, 2022)
- Greenboro Pathway Extension Proposal_FULL.pdf – Google Drive (Feb 18, 2022)
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